Vanderbilt Part Two
I am so excited to be back at Vanderbilt for my sophomore year. Over the summer, I worked as a marketing and social media intern, which taught me so much about that career path. As much as I enjoyed my summer, though, I was more than ready to come back to Vandy. It’s easy to miss this place when you’re gone, and I am so happy to be back.
I moved in last Friday to help welcome the Class of 2020 to Vanderbilt during Move Crew! And let me tell you– Vanderbilt knows how to do first-year move-in day. Upperclassmen volunteer to get up at 6 AM (crazy, right?) and head down to the Commons, the living-learning community for first-year students, to help the new class move in. When the cars of new students pull in, the upperclassmen run up to the car and grab everything to carry it up to the student’s new room. The parents and students don’t have to carry a thing and everything that they brought to Vandy is in their room in a matter of minutes.
During the whole morning, dads were honking their car horns and moms were shedding a few tears, but the students were all smiles. Not to mention, the upperclassmen provided plenty of dancing, cheering, and excitement. It was such a cool experience to be a part of.
After I helped the new class moved in, I settled into my new home in a Mayfield with nine of my closest friends at Vanderbilt. Mayfields are one of the living-learning communities for upperclassmen. Each house has ten singles and focuses on a year-long project both in the Nashville community and on Vanderbilt’s campus. Our Mayfield is focusing on encouraging and empowering women. Throughout the year, I will keep you updated on our project and what we are doing in the community and on campus.
We also started classes on Wednesday and wrapped up our first week yesterday. I am a huge fan of all of my classes this semester, so it should be an interesting and fun semester. I am taking US Elections, Systematic Inquiry, Understanding Organizations, British Literature through the 1600s, and Intro to Astronomy. In another post, I’ll go more in detail for each of my classes this semester so that you can get an idea of what each class entails.
I am excited to see what this year at Vanderbilt holds, and I cannot wait to learn new things and make new memories with all of my friends. This year is shaping up to be a good one, and it has gotten off to such a great start.
As always, if you have any questions about Vanderbilt, please send them my way! I am more than happy to help you out!